The most recent horse slaughter quarterly report has been released by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, ending in September, 2021.

Compared to the same period last year there has been a significant increase in the number of horses exported to Japan for slaughter, a decrease in horse meat exports and horses imported from the United States for slaughter.

  • Live horse exports for slaughter (section outlined in red) – 1,506 horses, which represents a 51.8% increase
  • US horse imports for slaughter (outlined in blue) – 3,889 horses, a decrease of 16.4%
  • Horse meat exports (outlined in orange) – decreased by 31.1%

According to Statistics Canada, Japan led the list of countries importing horse meat from Canada during this time period, followed by the United States (Nebraska), France, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany and New Zealand.

The most recent horse slaughter statistics will be posted in the Resources section on our website, as they become available.

For more information about horse slaughter in Canada, including Access to Information reports, Investigations, our Blog and more please visit our website. The New to Horse Slaughter page may be especially helpful and of interest to those just learning about the issue.

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